Fuze+ Feedback and Feature Request Thread

Hello

I just bought the fuse +

  

> I have 3 comments and requests to otherwise improve the préséléection FM stations.

1 - you can not choose the place of the station from the list. The station is always added after the last setting memory. The choice of number

2 - can not delete unused inputs screening (if I have 10 presets, it displays the 40 possible with 30 obviously empty, but selectable …)

3 - If you choose a station from the shortlist, you must validate to listen to each time is quite annoying when you want to ‘zap’ … (on your tv, if you select a channel, it is visible immediately, no need to press a button ‘ok’. to see …).

These three improvements would make the perfect radio part about this product …

Thanks

Regards

Hello
I just bought the fuse +  > I have 3 comments and requests to otherwise improve the préséléection FM stations.1 - you can not choose the place of the station from the list. The station is always added after the last setting memory. The choice of number
2 - can not delete unused inputs screening (if I have 10 presets, it displays the 40 possible with 30 obviously empty, but selectable …)
3 - If you choose a station from the shortlist, you must validate to listen to each time is quite annoying when you want to ‘zap’ … (on your tv, if you select a channel, it is visible immediately, no need to press a button ‘ok’. to see …).
 These three improvements would make the perfect radio part about this product …
Thanks
Regards

Hello

I just bought the fuse +

I have 3 comments and requests to otherwise improve the préséléection FM stations.

1 - you can not choose the place of the station from the list. The station is always added after the last setting memory. The choice of number

2 - can not delete unused inputs screening (if I have 10 presets, it displays the 40 possible with 30 obviously empty, but selectable …)

3 - If you choose a station from the shortlist, you must validate to listen to each time is quite annoying when you want to ‘zap’ … (on your tv, if you select a channel, it is visible immediately, no need to press a button ‘ok’. to see …).

These three improvements would make the perfect radio part about this product …

Thanks

Regards

Hello

I just bought the fuse +

  

I have 3 comments and requests to otherwise improve the préséléection FM stations.

1 - you can not choose the place of the station from the list. The station is always added after the last setting memory. The choice of number

2 - can not delete unused inputs screening (if I have 10 presets, it displays the 40 possible with 30 obviously empty, but selectable …)

3 - If you choose a station from the shortlist, you must validate to listen to each time is quite annoying when you want to ‘zap’ … (on your tv, if you select a channel, it is visible immediately, no need to press a button ‘ok’. to see …).

These three improvements would make the perfect radio part about this product …

Thanks

Regards

Fix video fast-forward and rewind freezes, when playing Sandisk V-Mate videos on the card, using “Sansa View” recording format (i.e., “Best, mp4 (ISO), 320x240, 30fps”) on the V-Mate.  I use that setting because I had understood, possibly incorrectly, that the Fuze+ firmware was developed using Sansa View firmware as its base.

It’s a terrific feature that you can just take a card from the Sandisk V-Mate recorder and plug it into the Fuze+ and play video directly from the card.  However, rewind for a few minutes worth of content and the player freezes.  It takes more fast-forwarding to get a freeze, but it is the same effect, maybe taking a fast-forward of 30 minutes.  (I haven’t fully tested for the threshold of how much content rewinding and fast-forwarding causes a freeze, nor have I fully tested other combinations of V-Mate recording formats to find one that works without freezes.)

Here’s what MediaInfo (mediainfo.sourceforge.net) reports for a file recorded using the “Sansa View” recording format.

Format                           : MPEG-4
Format profile                   : Base Media
Codec ID                         : isom
File size                        : 228 MiB
Duration                         : 59mn 2s
Overall bit rate                 : 539 Kbps

Video
ID                               : 2
Format                           : MPEG-4 Visual
Format profile                   : Simple@L3
Format settings, BVOP            : No
Format settings, QPel            : No
Format settings, GMC             : No warppoints
Format settings, Matrix          : Default (H.263)
Codec ID                         : 20
Duration                         : 59mn 1s
Bit rate mode                    : Constant
Bit rate                         : 465 Kbps
Nominal bit rate                 : 4 000 Kbps
Width                            : 320 pixels
Height                           : 240 pixels
Display aspect ratio             : 4:3
Frame rate mode                  : Variable
Frame rate                       : 29.970 fps
Minimum frame rate               : 13.333 fps
Maximum frame rate               : 43.478 fps
Color space                      : YUV
Chroma subsampling               : 4:2:0
Bit depth                        : 8 bits
Scan type                        : Progressive
Compression mode                 : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.202
Stream size                      : 196 MiB (86%)

Audio
ID                               : 1
Format                           : AAC
Format/Info                      : Advanced Audio Codec
Format profile                   : LC
Codec ID                         : 40
Duration                         : 59mn 2s
Bit rate mode                    : Constant
Bit rate                         : 64.0 Kbps
Channel(s)                       : 2 channels
Channel positions                : Front: L R
Sampling rate                    : 32.0 KHz
Compression mode                 : Lossy
Stream size                      : 27.6 MiB (12%)

Here’s a feature request for the information displayed for the current file playing:

For those of us who acquire large amounts of live amateur recordings from other people, there is no expectation that FLAC files will be tagged OR named in any appropriate way.  What we usually get is a set of untagged FLACs named something like Track01.flac, Track02.flac,… or worse.

If the interface were configurable to allow the user to choose to display a FOLDER NAME in addition to or instead of “Unknown Artist” or “Unknown Name,” it would bring down the amount of work required to know at least approximately what’s playing to a manageable level.

PLEASE, DO NOT suggest the undertaking of tagging all files.  There are more than a few of us out here who have literally hundreds of thousands of individual songs across tens of thousands of “gigs”/concerts/filesets, etc., and who just wish to plop them onto a player, *maybe* create a simple all-inclusive playlist, play through them once, and delete them to move onto the next SD-card’s worth.  Tagging would be more effort than is really justified, and also can create problems if one intends to re-share the fileset online in some forms.

Thanks!

So in short, what you’re asking for is Folder Navigation, right?

Hi,

Please could we also have the file information like we had on the first Fuze. I would like the file name, file type plus the extended tag data.

Thanks.

Mike.

I’m sure this has come up before, but I wanted to add my voice.

Please add folder playing on the fuze+ like you did with the fuze. I can’t understand why you haven’t done so already when you’ve obviously realized there was a need for this feature with the fuze!!!

Yoav

@yoav wrote:

I’m sure this has come up before , but I wanted to add my voice.

Please add folder playing on the fuze+ like you did with the fuze.

 

Like maybe just 3 posts above yours? :stuck_out_tongue:

I would love it if there was a linux compatible version of the sansa updater, or at least on that worked with wine.  Also if you could add whole artists/albums to the Go Playlist.

@pdumas7 wrote:

Dear Slimmyshady  and Tapeworm,

 

The short answer to our problem is to add files via Window Media Player and Move them to the Podcast section.  No need for MP3tag v2.48.  This should have been in the manual. 

 

 

please keep in mind that there are many people out there who dont have  a windows system. I myself bought this device because you dont have to have Windows and can fill the player in msc-Mode with linux. Your suggetions are a workaround for some people but but i wouldnt call this a real fix. Mac and linux-users dont have WMP.

these are my feature requests:

general:

  • faster bootup with micro-sd-card inserted, 8 gb in my case. Waiting 60 to 90 seconds is way too long
  • support of ID3 v2.4 tags would by nice

audiobookfeatures like the Clip+ has:

  •   sorting by id3-tracknumber
  •   remember the file of a set wich was last played, eg when one would go to a audiobook, hightlight  file no 28 (last played), ask whether to resume or start at beginning of this file. See the clip+ for reference

I’m no native speaker, my apologies. I hope i made myself clear.

I have this player for a week now and I love it but there is some things that cud be better:

Disable touch pad when the player is locked because if it is in my jeans pocket he is sensitive to my leg and always with screen turned on displaying the instructions how to unlock it. It is very bad for the battery life.

Lots of the time there is no way to enter now playing list. So it would be nice if by pressing up or down in now playing menu you would enter that list.

up to down and down to up scrolling would be nice.

when you want to play specific song player sometimes asks if you want to continue playing. It would be nice if default answer would be no.

at the music menu it could be an option to go directly to now playing artist or album.

the songs that are added to last played list at the menu cud be added only after some time of playing.

the most played and new added music play lists would be awesome.

the option to change playing song when the player is locked with sound control buttons by holding them. (this cud be optional in settings)

for recently added you could just add that playlist from WMP to sync to the player.

Please oh please add folder navigation!

Can someone please explain why folder navigation is so important to them?  I’m trying to think of an occasion it would have helped me and cannot think of one.  I don’t want to tell people it shouldn’t be important to them just because it isn’t important to me, but would still love to know why it’s so important to others.

Thanks.

EQUALIZER

  1. Add the Equalizer option back to Music options as it has been for years on the previous Fuze, E280, etc…  

  2. The equalizer needs a new interface. It looks very amateur and there is no 0 dB line or dB indicators, and the detents/steps for “adjusting” levels are far too large.  Seriously, the current equalizer borders on being outright unusable. At a minimum, an equalizer similar to the previous Fuze is needed ASAP.       

Firstly, though I’m more than a little late to be replying, folder navigation is why I’m posting myself, and the reason for that is organization.

I can’t speak for anyone else, but I listen primarily to Audio Books, and most of these are of long, epic novels broken into their 50+ chapters.  Navigating down all the chapters of twelve other books just to get to the book I want is too much, especially when compared to the twelve folders I would have to navigate otherwise where I still using the Rockbox firmware on my now deceased E200. If all you do is listen to music that is always on shuffle anyways, then no you don’t need folder navigation, but when it is essential for you to have the right track selected, it becomes vital. 

I’m actually a fan of the original Sansa firmware’s looks and features, but usually end up switching to rockbox for the folder navigation and manual bookmarking (another thing I’m here to beg for), and given those two features I’d be more than happy with the current firmware build. 

One of my folders is full of 45rpm singles and LP. tracks. Without folder navigation I can only play one or two by artist (theres no Album on singles) I made them all the same genre but that would only let me play them shuffled and the next time I switch on it sometimes plays the songs I heard before in reverse order. Theres no way to to start at the song I want to here and play from there. And Im not going to start making playlists, never had to do it before. 

My feedback:

  • awful experience

Feature request:

  • hire a real team and rewrite the firmware from scratch